I have been good this year, though probably not $2000-knife good. But on the off chance that Santa is feeling particularly generous, I would love a one-of-a-kind Gaston knife made from steel-plating from the WWII German battleship Tirpitz.
Gaston J Glock, the son of the famous gun company founder, has struck out on his own after 25 years in the family business. His company, Gaston, makes hunting and shooting apparel, packs and gear, and most recently, knives. Along with the Tirpitz series, there are knives from a Leopard tank, or even from gun barrels from Glock champion shooter Dave Sevigny or a Eurofighter airplane. You can read more about them here,
I got to handle these knives at the Blade Show, and they are every bit as beautiful in person. What makes them truly special though is that when you hold one, you are holding history. Not in the sense of handling a custom Randall or other pedigreed knife, but literally in the case of Tirpitz series, you are holding history itself.
That brings me back to my Question of the Day:
If Santa were picking up the tab, what would be your Christmas knife-wish?
or if you haven’t been that good, what more common knife would you like to find in your stocking?